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Fine Arts

The fine arts at Gordon College enrich the lives of students and the local community with academic majors and study abroad programs, student clubs and internships, and a vibrant calendar of contemporary art exhibitions, film screenings, jazz and classical ensembles, and theatre performances. The campus hosts visiting artists, world-class musicians, and guest speakers who delight audiences with their talents and insights.


Study Art at Gordon

Art Department

Art Gallery Exhibits: Explore exhibits in our two modern galleries, used to display works of professional and student artists.

Gordon in Orvieto: Pursuing humanities and the arts as a community in Italy.

Study Communication Arts at Gordon

Communication Arts Department

JUD Talks: A competitive, TED-inspired speaking event that is open to all students, featuring speeches designed to motivate and inspire.

Film Showcases: premiere short films created by Gordon students.

Gordon Globes: A red-carpet-style movie event! Enjoy short films created by students at this glamorous annual awards show.

Study Music at Gordon

Music Department

Concerts & Events: From visiting artists to faculty and student recitals, there's always a full calendar of musical offerings.

Ensembles: The Department of Music ensembles give the whole campus a chance to experience the art of and participate in music performance.

Christmas at Gordon: Start off the holiday season with Gordon's premier Christmas event! Enjoy multiple days of activities, entertainment, and The Christmas Gala—the North Shore's largest Christmas celebration.

Study Theatre Arts at Gordon

Theatre Arts Department

Theatre Performances: view upcoming plays and musicals

Sweaty-Toothed Madmen: Gordon's hilariously popular improv sketch comedy team

British Theatre: One of many study abroad programs, this two-week trip to London and Edinburgh allows students to soak up some of the world's best theatre.


Students outside of Barrington

Barrington Center for the Arts

In 1999, Rhodes Gymnasium became Barrington Center for the Arts, one of the most modern centers for the performing and visual arts north of Boston. Barrington was named in honor of Barrington College, which merged with Gordon in 1985. Barrington features a cinema, two contemporary art galleries, a theater, studios for artists, filmmakers, and actors, a woodshop and costume shop, and faculty offices.

Phillips Recital Hall

Phillips Music Center

Phillips Music Center was designed by William L. Rawn, the world-renowned architect behind Boston Symphony Orchestra's Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. A model of optimal acoustic performance and architectural creativity, Phillips continues to astound audiences and performers alike. Student and faculty recitals, master classes, chamber music concerts, guest artist performances, and other special events fill the recital hall throughout the year.


Purchase tickets for upcoming music and theatre performances at www.gordon.edu/tickets.